Haiti 1804-2004: Tens of Thousands Mark Bicentennial of Haitian Revolution
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Born out of a slave revolt, Haiti became an independent nation on Jan. 1, 1804. Yesterday thousands celebrated the anniversary but the nation remains deeply divided over the future of the country and of President Jean Bertrand-Aristide.
The Zapatista Uprising 1994-2004: A Look At How An Indigenous Rebel Group From Chiapas Took on Mexico and Corporate Globalization
Ten years ago, on January 1st 1994, a primarily indigenous rebel group, the Zapatista National Liberation Army, or EZLN, declared war on the Mexican government. They yelled Ya Basta! Enough! and announced that NAFTA, which went into effect the same day, meant death to indigenous peoples.